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Offline justjezmund

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Re: Remembering Shawn...
« Reply #180 on: February 17, 2014, 11:46:43 AM »
We miss him very much around here.Shawn was a great guy and quite inspiring to me.

Total understatement, he brought alot to this little community.

truth, this thread has it.
It's like BJ Galore over here!

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Re: Remembering Shawn...
« Reply #181 on: February 18, 2014, 01:51:10 AM »
So sorry for your loss Lyndsey.

While his art adorns my walls.

His raison d'ętre adorned my heart.

A most wonderful human being.
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Re: Remembering Shawn...
« Reply #182 on: February 19, 2014, 10:14:12 AM »
Wow all of this is so great to hear...I suffer everyday thinking about my brother and to read all the positive comments make me feel so warm inside I am glad you guys shared all your memories with me it really means a lot

Xoxo much love
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Shawn was an incredible person.  Through all his struggles, he always was a glass full type of guy.  I always admired his devotion to Phish. 

I'll never forget the first time I met him.  He showed up at my apartment early afternoon, on July 3rd, 2010.  A few other paugers were over at my place.  We had all (Shawn included) gone to the show the night before in Charlotte.  We missed Shawn though.  He was always going in early to the shows to snag and secure a good spot on in the venue.  I forgot where he stayed on 7/2/10.  But he showed up early afternoon, on 7/3.  With his condition he was never much of a talker.  We shook hands, discussed last nights show, and shortly afterward he departed to head to the venue again. 

Phish fans always get the perception of being drugged out degenerates.  Your brother was always what defied that stereotype.  He was a kind soul, with a very open heart, always willing to help and share.  He was there for the music.  And the music only.  All the other bullshit, he always ignored.  His passion ignited and inspired him to travel and traverse across this great country for the sole cause of being enlightened by live music. 

2010 and 2011 he crashed at my apartment for the Atlanta runs.  In 2011, I remember him showing up at some ungodly hour in the wee hours of the morning, he had driven straight through from PA to Atlanta.  A truly impressive stint of driving.  You could sense he had physical pain, but he never talked about it or burdened anyone else with it.  Again, a truly noble and respectable approach to living. 

I think my favorite memory though.  Shawn, myself, and a few others got a hotel room for 12/31 and 1/1 for the 2010 New Years Eve run.  We stayed at the Hotel Penn.  For whatever reason, I ended up with Shawn at some pub down the road from our hotel.  He was meeting up with people from a different message board.  The reactions though.  Exactly the same as here.  It's quite telling that as individual he was loved universally.  People watching as strangers from the web put his face to his internet persona (which was the exact same as real life) and having the revelation, that Shawn was Shawn.  An awesome person to get a beer with and discuss Phish.  A loving person, with a thirst for life, and live music. 

He's def missed.  I'm also super grateful I got to know him and spend some time with him. 
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Re: Remembering Shawn...
« Reply #183 on: February 27, 2014, 02:55:50 AM »
All of you guys are awesome such good hearted people I am so happy that he has touched each and one of you guys somehow. Thank you for all the memories when I am feeling down I know I can always come back and read all the positive energy, it really means a lot to me this has been very hard for me to cope with God bless all of you :)

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Re: Remembering Shawn...
« Reply #184 on: April 24, 2015, 02:18:35 PM »

Someone on Phishposters is selling their copies of 2 of the photo's Shawn had printed - $100 shipped for both Page and Fish, which is probably less than original cost...

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Re: Remembering Shawn...
« Reply #185 on: May 18, 2016, 10:01:37 PM »
Thinking of Shawn tonight.
Here's to ya, brother.

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Re: Remembering Shawn...
« Reply #186 on: May 18, 2016, 10:26:00 PM »
I've been coming to where I am from the get go
Find that I can groove with the beat when I let go
So put your worries on hold
Get up and groove with the rhythm in your soul

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Re: Remembering Shawn...
« Reply #187 on: May 19, 2016, 12:49:05 AM »
Thinking of Shawn tonight.
Here's to ya, brother.

Such a good guy. I have nothing but positive memories of him. He was a positive guy.

Phish makes me happy.  It's as simple as that.

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Re: Remembering Shawn...
« Reply #188 on: May 19, 2016, 06:07:00 AM »
Damn, it's been four years already. Still a stinging loss. Shawn was such a great guy.
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